ASCI 260: Basic Equitation

ASCI 260
Prereqs: Sophomore standing.
Study and application of basic equitation principles for the novice rider. Review of fundamental horse safety and horsemanship to include handling, grooming, equipping, riding western or English, and the relationship of riding to physical and mental well-being. Development of balanced seat, hands and posture at all the natural gaits of the horse. Emphasis will be on control of the horse through the use of the primary and secondary aids.  Welfare and communication considerations in order to have effective horse-human relationships.
This course is a prerequisite for: ASCI 360
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1, Recitation
Course Delivery: Classroom

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